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About Jennifer Corey

Personal Dance Trainer/instructor, Owner Strides Ballroom LLC.

The best way to find out if Jennifer is a good match for your goals and learning style is to take the New Student Special and find out for yourself what so many have already discovered, you too can learn to be a good or even a great dancer. But in the mean time feel free to find out a bit more about Jennifer below. 

Dance Background & Training

 

I have loved dancing from a very early age. I was introduced to dancing by Miller's Dance Studio in Aurora,CO when I was 4 years old. My first introduction to partner style dancing was by my mom, who had my brother and I dancing polka around the living room most evenings when I was a kid. As I got older I studied ballet extensively, and added in jazz, tap, and modern styles as well. As a way of exploring additional dance styles I stepped into a local ballroom studio to learn ballroom.  As they say the rest is history. 

I have had the privilege of training with some really amazing dancers and teachers through the years. I have had the opportunity to receive training from U.S. & World Champions: Brian Watson & Carmen, Riccardo Cocchi & Yulia, Nadia Eftedal, Glenn Weis, Donald Johnson, and Ron Montez. Huge influences in my training have been Felipe and Carolina Telona, Richard Booth; and most recently Bill Sparks, Tony Meredith, Jim Maranto, and Sergei Shapoval. 



I have received teaching certifications from Arthur Murray International and U.S. Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance and the ISTD. I teach and coach social and competitive dancers  in all 5 styles: American Rhythm, American Smooth/Ballroom, International Latin, International Ballroom & Nightclub. Through my extensive training in multiple forms of dance and years of ballroom & latin teaching experience I created the Strides ballroom method of learning to dance. I use the Strides ballroom method on all lessons to help students reach their short or long term goals. 



Awards & Certifications 

 

I have enjoyed many achievements on the dance floor that I have been able to share with my professional dance partners, and students.

  • United States Professional 9 Dance Finalist

  • North American Smooth Rising Star Finalist

  • Colorado Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Champion

  • Rising Star Rhythm Champion at Colorado Star Ball, International Grand Ball, Seattle Star Ball, and Golden State Challenge.

  • Open Rhythm Champion Seattle Star Ball

  • Professional Rising Star and Open Finalist Smooth & Rhythm in over 20 competitions throughout the U.S.

  • Guest Performing Artist in shows for: Pepsi Corporation, MS Society, Day Of Dance for St. Joseph's Hospital, Dance Spirit, Denver Brass at the Newman Center.

I am very proud of all of my students' accomplishments through the years. From learning their 1st basic, to dancing one's wedding dance, to getting on a competition dance floor. There are no small accomplishments. As I have taught hundreds of people to dance it is impossible to list all of the accomplishments, but here are a few of my gentleman students' honors. 

 

  1. Silver 9 Dance Winner - Holiday Dance Classic

  2. Multiple 1st Place Smooth Bronze Scholarship Winners- CSB

  3. 1st Place Smooth Silver Scholarship Winner - Pikes Peak Dance Challenge

  4. Bronze International 10 Dance Winner- CSB

  5. Global Bronze 9 Dance Scholarship Runner Up - Volunteer State Dance Challenge

  6. Bronze American Smooth Gentleman's Scholarship Winner - Volunteer State Challenge

  7. Bronze International Latin Scholarship Finalist - Emerald Ball

  8. Gentleman's Only Scholarship Winner (2 Time) - Emerald Ball

  9. Multiple Bronze & Silver top 4 Scholarships International Latin 

  10.  Multiple Bronze & Silver top 4 Scholarships American Smooth

  11.   Finalists in Bronze, Silver & Open Standard Scholarships

  12.  Finalists in Bronze & Silver Rhythm Scholarships. 

  • Coached USA Dance Amateur National SeniorII  Championship Finalists 

  • Coached USA Dance Amateur National Senior IV Silver Finalists